CALL TO ARTISTS: Transform Arlington’s Orange Parklet Barriers

The Town of Arlington has been setting up “parklets” – outdoor seating areas located in parking spots protected from traffic by orange plastic barriers. To make these areas more inviting and to spruce up public spaces with vibrant art, ACAC seeks a variety of proposals from artists to transform barriers with an application of colorful adhesive vinyl, cut into shapes or patterns. The stipend is $250 for a 6′ barrier; ACAC will provide free scrap vinyl for artists to cut by hand. An example of a parklet transformed by Adria Arch can be found on Instagram.

Please submit the following by June 15 to

* your name, residential or studio address, email and telephone number;
* a visual design sketch and a short description of your proposal explaining the meaning, message, or inspiration for your proposed imagery or patterning;
* 2-6 images of your work, including at least one example related to how you would approach this project and your proposed design;
* link to your artist website, Instagram, or other online way to view your work;
* demonstration of your ability to complete this project — this could be through a professional reference or examples of comparable projects you have successfully completed.